Call-In Classic Christianity Radio – Bob George P797 (01-05-23)
The Wicked ~ The Lost Will NOT Inherit the Kingdom of God
~ “Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men a nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.” 1 Corinthians 6:9-11
~ Well, Bill, what this is saying is let’s just start verse nine. Don’t you know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God. Now? What is the wicked? The lost. The lost is called the wicked, they will not inherit the kingdom of God. So you’re talking about the reason that they will not inherit the kingdom of God is because of their wickedness, and they’re unrepentant hearts. They’ve never been saved by Christ Jesus. Don’t be deceived. Now he’s just going to say neither the sexually … Listen to Broadcast & Read More
Classic Christianity – A Closer Look at Your Identity in Christ P58 (07-25-22)
It is God Who Justifies the Wicked, Not the Righteous
There is something in the human nature, our flesh, our pride in self that wants to believe that God justifies those that are righteous. We think, we are not as bad as someone else. Yet we are told in the Scriptures that God justifies the wicked, not the righteous. Why is that? Because there isn’t any one righteous in and of themselves. No one is good, no not one. No one is righteous, no not one (Romans 3:10). Only by a person’s faith in Jesus, the Only Righteous One, is a person declared righteous in God’s sight. And it is because of Jesus, and His righteousness (not our own) that we can be declared righteous in His sight forever.
Romans 4:5 5 But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly (the wicked), his faith is counted for righteousness.
Romans 3:26 26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.
Classic Christianity – A Closer Look at The Reality of The Resurrection P38 (02-23-22)
What God did you respond to folks? The god who rewards the righteous or the GOD Who Justifies the Wicked?
We will review a bit of yesterday’s program and then continue on with taking A Closer Look at The Reality of The Resurrection with that same lesson. The importance of this message can not be overstated. God is the one that justifies the wicked. He doesn’t reward the righteous, for there aren’t any. The sooner we understand that, the sooner we come to the end of ourselves and the sooner we can share the full truth of the gospel with others.
Now, is that good news, or is that bad news? Well to the self-righteous, I don’t like that because I want to make myself holy. And so we walk around and think we’re going to make ourselves holy, by what we wear, the length of our hair, what we wear to compare all to everything else. You just go right down the line as to the mindset of the person who thinks they’re going to make themselves holy. But what they do instead of recognizing … Listen to Broadcast & Read More
Classic Christianity – A Closer Look at The Reality of The Resurrection P37 (02-22-22)
Jesus is God Who Justifies the Wicked
Let’s continue on with Taking a Closer Look at The Reality of The Resurrection.
Romans 4:5 5 However, to the one who does not work, but believes in Him who justifies the wicked, his faith is credited as righteousness.
Last week, I think at least to me, was one of the most important lessons that we’ve ever done since I’ve been a Christian. And as I think back on that and again, to see the unbelievable importance of the communication to people that there is either a God that is the true God that has been revealed to us in the scripture or there are god’s we just make up in our own minds. And it’s vitally important to know which one we have responded to. As we said last week, we talked through the book of Romans in the passages of Romans, where it is talking about the fact that to the man who does not work, but trusts the God, who justifies the wicked, his faith is credited to him as righteousness.
Classic Christianity – A Closer Look at The Reality of The Resurrection P36 (02-21-22)
A Righteousness From God
And so the law has no purpose without the punishment for the violation. When a criminal is convicted and put into prison and punished, the law is upheld. If a prisoner is convicted of a crime and let go free, the law is not upheld. You’re not upholding the law. The only thing that upholds the law is where the punishment is executed, that is commensurate with the crime.
So Christ in the preaching of grace, of the grace of God, whereby Christ paid that price, not with some lamb out there, not the blood of bulls and goats, but Christ was the only time in all of history, where the law was not only fulfilled by his life, but it was upheld by his death. Because he who knew no sin became sin for us and the one who deserved, no death took death for us, thus paying the price and the penalty for what we deserve to have taking it upon himself, and thus upholding the law that says, that the wages of sin, the violation of law, the violation … Listen to Broadcast & Read More